Installing Joomla! for the first time is very easy. Joomla!’s built-in web installer makes setting up your new site a breeze.
Before we start installing Joomla!, there are a couple prerequisites that need to be met to install Joomla! successfully. These apply whether you have a dedicated server, a shared hosting plan, or are installing a copy on a local computer for testing or development. You’ll need to meet the following requirements below to install and use Joomla! 3.0
If you unpack the files on your own computer, then copy them to your server, be sure to move only the folders and files contained INSIDE the Joomla! top level package folder, called
Joomla. If you transfer the
Joomla folder as well, your site will be accessed at
yoursitename.com/Joomla instead of
With the above requirements met, a database created and the required Joomla! files in place, you are ready to install Joomla!. The Joomla! web installer makes it very easy in a simple web installer interface.
With the files transferred to your server, access the Joomla installation through your web browser by entering the address of your site, for example http://www.example.com.